UK coronavirus live: Britain marks VE Day anniversary under lockdown

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75th anniversary marked with pared-down events, ahead of Boris Johnson’s ‘roadmap’ to ease lockdown restrictions

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The editor-in-chief of The Lancet has said that the lockdown should remain in place until the beginning of June warning of a second wave of the pandemic.

Speaking to Nick Robinson on the Political Thinking podcast, Dr Richard Horton said: “Absolutely don’t do it too fast. In Wuhan they locked down for 10 weeks and a lot of the epidemiological modelling shows that you need to lock down for around about 10 weeks. That takes us to 1st June. We locked down on 23-24th March.

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